Valentine’s Day might have triggered the idea of me making chocolate truffles. After all, they are part of the tradition. Many of us, including myself, love chocolate-covered strawberries. Yum!
While I do understand why a lot of people, including myself, prefer commercially-made cakes for occasions, I often bake mine from scratch.
Do you like pina coladas? How about pie? What about combining the 2? That is what I did recently. I took some to a friend’s house. Everyone there, including my friend, himself, enjoyed it. Now I will tell you the process. Recipe (which I don’t own, but am sharing them in my own words) YouContinue reading “I Like Pina Coladas… And Making That Into Pie”
It’s like eating cookie dough… except that there are no raw eggs or flour. You just crush them and blend them with cream cheese. You could do this by hand, although I would recommend using a food processor… not just to save time, but also for better quality. I would have also included my ownContinue reading “Oreo, Oreo, Oh, Oreo… Pops!”
Although I have cooked beignets before (usually from a mix), Saturday, May 19th, 2018, was my first time making doughnuts from scratch. Thanks to my dairy intolerance, I can no longer enjoy commercial-made baked goods unless they are specifically labeled as dairy-free or come from somewhere that never uses dairy. I am hoping to remove this intolerance.Continue reading “Dairy-Free Doughnuts… A Mild Disaster”
Fudge is delicious. It comes in many flavors and those are good, as well, even if they’re kind of expensive at times. While trying to find a healthy dessert recipe, I came across a fudge recipe with only two ingredients: chocolate and almond butter. You read that right. Here’s how you do it. You meltContinue reading “Fudge with Just Two Ingredients”
Blueberry muffins are delicious. Many of us love them. However, did you know that there is a healthier way to make them? You read that correctly. I’m not kidding. There is a delicious blueberry muffin recipe made with no flour, but almond meal, and no sugar, but pure maple syrup (not Aunt Jemima’s pancake syrup). I didContinue reading “Healthy and Happy Blueberry Muffins”
When lockdown began, I stress-baked like crazy. I normally love the blueberry muffins from Dunkin’ Donuts (or now just Dunkin), and I still could have gotten them to go. Where I live, many restaurants still offered take-out, delivery, or curbside pickup. Anyway, I tried making these muffins using a kopykat recipe from the Internet. ItContinue reading “I Had a Blast with These Blueberry Muffins!”
That you see there is a frosting I made from scratch. It looks liked whipped cream, and yes, it does contain heavy cream. However, it is whipped buttercream icing. The process of this was no easy task. In fact, it took time to get right. I don’t just mean that for the specific one pictured.Continue reading “Making the Frosting was a Tough, But Happy Journey”
I have been cooking for many years, ever since I was 12. I first discovered how much I enjoyed it when taking home economics in 7th grade. Recent years, I have been cooking for many of my private events, such as birthdays. But the reason isn’t for health or money—it’s because I have a fewContinue reading “How to Cook for Private Events Without Making Yourself Crazy”